Tag Archives: Friendster

Podcast: The War Over Privacy

By | December 14, 2009

This week’s podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng. This week we discuss privacy in the light of Facebook’s changes, the sale of Friendster, and one guy’s battle to delete his online past. To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here. Loose Wireless 091211… Read More »

This week’s column – What Price Privacy?

By | May 6, 2004

This week’s Loose Wire column is about Gmail, Plaxo and privacy: PRIVACY IS ONE OF those things you either obsess over, or don’t see what all the fuss is about. You’re either someone who gets indignant when a shop assistant asks you for your home address at the checkout, or you’re not. You either hate the idea that… Read More »

Update: Friendster is a Noun. It’s Official

By | July 17, 2003

 You know you’ve arrived when your website name becomes a noun or a verb (and people making fun of your name in school doesn’t count, which rules me out). Friendster, the social-networking service I mentioned a few weeks back, will hit 1 million users this week, and is expanding at a rate of 20 percent a week, Wired… Read More »

Link: Friendster

By | June 27, 2003

    A new website, Friendster, run by a guy working out of his living room in Silicon Valley is getting plenty of coverage. Friendster works a lot like the dating services I’ve reviewed in the past, although it also talks like a networking service.   Tyler Hamilton, writing in The Toronto Star wrote this week, “Jonathan Abrams only… Read More »